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Portrayed by
Joseph Dempsie
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Higgy is a fictional character in the television series This Is England, and he is portrayed by Joseph Dempsie.

Characterization[edit | edit source]

Higgy is the brutish sidekick of Flip, the leader of the local moped gang in This is England '86. He is thick and clueless, and acts as a comedy relief for the show.

Character History[edit | edit source]

1986[edit | edit source]

Higgy is seen with his gang, and friend Flip. They ride mopeds and wear football casual clothing such as Sergio Tacchini, Ellesse and Fila tracksuits. They approach Shaun eating his chips at the bus stop and threaten him. After his plan to seduce Jemma is foiled, he is infuriated and searches for 'Ginge' (Shaun). Him and his gang approach the group during a game of football, where he fights Woody.

1990[edit | edit source]

Flip and Higgy are now seen wearing sunglasses, velvet waistcoats and have grown moustaches. They appear to be styling themselves on Duran Duran and Bros. They now act as the comic relief duo for the series, even buying a £1's worth of cannabis, in order to allow a woman to smell it to become intoxicated. They are clueless and feeble, sucking up to Harvey and the gang. Higgy is then seen with Flip at Lol and Woody's wedding reception, talking to Meggy and dancing with Trudy.

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